Association donates to charity organisations

National, Normal

The National, Wednesday November 6th, 2013

 THE Malaysian Association of Papua New Guinea (MAPNG) has made donations to two charity organisations for their work in communities. 

The presentations were made to Soroptismist International and Tembari Children Centre in Port Moresby yesterday. 

MAPNG chairman, Ivan Lu said the money given to the organisations was raised by the Malaysia Business Club Charity Golf 2013, donations and an auction at a dinner.

“We have raised K4 million so far and this year we raised K900,000, which will be donated to worthy charity organisations,” he said. 

Soroptismist International was presented a cheque for K30,000 that was received by treasurer, Monica Salter. 

Soroptismist International is an international organisation that works on improving women’s lives. 

“We take women out of their homes and train them basic life skills like cooking, sewing and literacy,” Salter said. 

“With this money, we will build a training resource centre for women and young girls to be taught life skills.” The other cheque for K40,000, along with 30 cartons of tuna, were presented to Penny Sage-Embo, the founder and coordinator of the Tembari Children Care at 8-Mile. 

The Tembari Children Care is a community-based organisation that educates and looks after 200 orphaned and abandoned children.

After the presentations, Lu stressed the importance of transparency and accountability to the recipients. 

“Money spent must be justifiable and not abused,” he said.